The district issued the following news release:
Serving Joplin Schools for seventeen years, Mr. Jason Vieselmeyer has a long history of dedication and commitment to the district and community. With an eleven-year tenure as the North physical education teacher, Vieselmeyer is ready to serve as assistant principal.
Mr. Matt Harding, North Principal, stated, “Jason Vieselmeyer is a man of high integrity, character and has a great work ethic. His love for North Middle School students and staff was very evident through the interview process. Mr. Vieselmeyer has served the school district for many years, as a teacher and coach. He has held many leadership positions at North Middle School. His knowledge of North and his attention to detail will allow for a smooth transition to assistant principal for the students and staff."
Mr. Vieselmeyer began teaching in Joplin at Memorial Middle School and then to North Middle School to which he will now serve as assistant principal.
Vieselmeyer earned a bachelors degree in history education from Pittsburg State University and a masters degree in educational administration from William Woods University.
Vieselmeyer replaces Jason Riddle, who was named McKinley Elementary Principal August 28.
Riddle replaced Brian Olivera, whose sudden resignation was accepted during an August 28 closed board meeting.